Montreal is a city of two cultures: French and English, usually commingling, sometimes colliding. The Montreal International Jazz Festival — Canada’s grandest music event of the year — props up the city’s elite Francophones. Here are five French or Quebecois artists featured this year.
On his first trip to Seattle, Grammy-nominated vocalist Gregory Porter stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for a live studio session that you do not want to miss. This also happened to be the day that Blue Note Records announced the release of Porter’s new album, Liquid Spirit. You will hear from the man himself in this interview, […]
Tampa Red was a slide guitar pioneer who helped create the template for modern blues. His distinctive use of single-string slide melodies in the 1920’s would go on to influence virtually every slide player who followed him, including Big Bill Broonzy and Muddy Waters. In the days before amplification, he played a steel-bodied resonator guitar, […]